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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.Victor and Eli started out as college roommates--brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find--aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge--but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question."A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient ZeroOne of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013
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AaronZipp
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Vicious highlights how science and experiments on things not meant to be manufactured can be something that is not good for the experimenters or subjects, and how surviving through life and death circumstances can mess someone up.

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ShyBookOwl
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Been struggling to find a book that hooks me lately, but excited to give this one a try. It's been on my TBR for a while!

BookBr I grabbed this one on sale too! 😊 2mo
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Panpan

I think this can be summed up in one simple line from the book. “There are no good guys here.“

Unfortunately, as it would be none of the characters really stand out. There isn't a ton of depth to any one of them which made the book way to easy to predict. No one cares about anyone else but themselves and what they have going on. This means the backstabbing and fighting is easy to predict. Which makes this lackluster at best.

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chasjjlee
Vicious | V E Schwab
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My attempt at 🕸️Halloween nails🕷️.

Sleepswithbooks So cute! 3mo
chasjjlee @Sleepswithbooks thanks ☺️ 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I really need this to be a Netflix series! Like, right now.

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to look it up!! 5mo
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TheSpineView
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterV

I was surprised at how few books I have read that start with the letter "V". Of those, most begin with the word Vampire! ? What does that say!?!
Anyway, my favorite is Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 5mo
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Conservio
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all done! read it in 2017 and it‘s still a banger. will be starting the sequel, vengeance, soon! #reread #villians

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chasjjlee
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Current read.
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Just gonna leave this here. Such an interesting book.

Magpiegem I loved pushing daisies! 6mo
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Lyssa131330
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Yay! Reading to stay awake during late night feeds for a new baby gave me a great advantage for this years challenge lol

fredamans Congratulations! 8mo
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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Thanks for the tag, @PageShifter ! My first PTS.

🕐 Yes!
🕑 Vicious, of course!

@KristiAhlers @WJCintron @BehindthePages @Readergrrl @Ericalambbrown

Feel free to play even though you're not tagged. 🫶

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

KristiAhlers I adore anti-hero‘s and I think one of my favorites is in Hook by Emily McIntire 10mo
WJCintron Thanks for the tag! Have a great day! 😃 10mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 9mo
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Johanna414
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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I loved this - definitely my favorite V.E. Schwab novel to date. I've sometimes felt like her writing style just didn't speak to me, as others seem to rave about her books and I liked them but have never been blown away. This had just the right blend of a morally ambiguous anti-hero who thinks he's the villain, a villain who thinks he's a hero, mixed with the loveable side characters and the promise of more to come.

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JillsBookshelf
Vicious | V E Schwab
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I seriously need to work on my punctuality!
My extremely late (again!) March reading wrap up.

This month I also read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #march #wrapup #readingwrapup #fivestars #favorite #fantasy #romance #fiction

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wisherwishinguponastar
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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I really, really enjoyed this book. V. E. Schwab is moving quickly up my ranks of favorite authors! #bookjournal

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4642068108?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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I have been wanting to read this book for a while and will say that I‘m far from disappointed. I loved this book as much as I have almost all of Schwab‘s other works and though none of the characters are your stereotypical heroes, I found myself rooting for them. I absolutely loved this book and very much enjoyed the tense buildup and of course, the epic ending.
4⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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She‘d told her to go somewhere safe. And over the course of the last week, safe had ceased to be a place for Sydney, and had become a person.
Specifically, safe had become Victor.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

“You think I‘m somehow wrong. Broken.”
“I think we‘re all broken,” said Serena.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

There were some people you had to stay away from, people who poisoned everything within reach. Then there were people you wanted to stick with, the ones with silver tongues and golden touches. And then, there were people you stood beside, because it meant you weren‘t in their way.

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Lovelylottereader
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He lifted his glass. “To never dying.”
Eli lifted his. “To being remembered.”
Their glasses clinked as Eli added, “Forever.”

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

“Midnight? As in tonight?”
Victor checked his watch. It was already four. “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
“I get the feeling that‘s not what Thomas Jefferson meant,” muttered Mitch.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

“You‘re the hero…,” she said, finding his eyes, “…of your own story, anyway.”

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Aaaa-

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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V E Schwab
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I love this so much!
The writing, the story, the characters. Chef's kiss.
Will read again and again and again...

lumbricuslibri I read the prequel short story, Warm Up, before. It's nice that it's in this edition. 10mo
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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V E Schwab
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lumbricuslibri And whoever Victor Vale was, whatever he was, and whatever he was up to, the only thing Mitch knew was that he did not want to be in his way. 10mo
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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Is that you, Addie LaRue?

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lumbricuslibri It's The Savage Song's epigraph! 🫶 10mo
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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Starting part 2 today!

This photo was from my 2nd read-through (25 May 2014).

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

If Eli really was a hero, and Victor meant to stop him, did that make him a villain?
He took a long sip of his drink, tipped his head back against the couch, and decided he could live with that.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

The moments that define lives aren‘t always obvious. They don‘t always scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there‘s no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper. They aren‘t always protracted, heavy with meaning. Between one sip and the next, Victor made the biggest mistake of his life, and it was made of nothing more than one line. Three small words.
“I‘ll go first.”

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

“Hell, we could be heroes.”
“We could be dead,” said Eli.
“That‘s a risk everyone takes by living.”

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

“I don‘t think you‘re a bad person, Victor.”
Victor kept digging. “It‘s all a matter of perspective.”

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab

Be lost. Give up. give In. in the end It would be better to surrender before you begin. be lost. Be lost And then you will not care if you are ever found.

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Lovelylottereader
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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What a way to start the book!

KristiAhlers I loved that book! 10mo
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lumbricuslibri
Vicious | V E Schwab
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I first read Vicious in October 2013 (on Kobo).
7 months later, I got the paperback and reread it.
Now with this recently bought box set, I'm reading it again so I can finally read Vengeful.

Can you tell it's a favorite? 😆

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KristiAhlers
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Truly enjoyed this one. She‘s a great writer and I‘m looking forward to reading more of her backlist. She‘s unique in how she crafts characters and storylines. #readingchallenge2022

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starlight97
Vicious | V E Schwab
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"Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human."
? biblioval on Instagram

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chasjjlee
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Bookstore stop 😁.

Picked up a graphic novel for my reading challenge ✔️ a book recommended on my favorite book podcast ✔️ and {tagged} which was recommended to me because it's supposed to be similar to Carry On ✔️ y'all for sure know I couldn't say no to that one!!

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kellyann28
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Happy #jolabokaflodswap day! Thank you so much @Librarybelle for Vicious and my favorite Dove chocolates. I'm obsessed with all things VE Schwab currently!
Thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this amazing simple swap once again!

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you like it! 13mo
bibliobard It‘s such a great book!! 13mo
ozma.of.oz This was such an interesting read! 13mo
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babyruth2510
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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4⭐️ I enjoyed this book so much. I loved the pacing and the characters and was sucked in from the first chapter. Curious to see where the next book in the series goes.

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Eggs
Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Mehso-so

Vicious is a great title for this book bc it truly is. Vicious. Killing, knifing, slashing, death & dying, reanimating with unique special powers, then more killing, knifing etc etc. It does not have the poetic prose and panache of some of Schwab‘s other novels. Just a so-so for me

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville

Texreader Yikes. I think I‘ll skip this one! 1y
Palimpsest I didn‘t like this much as The Shades of Magic or the Cassidy Blake series, which is so much fun, so I skipped the sequel. 1y
Soubhiville I agree! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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